application for a Premises Licence in respect of The Blakenhall
Service Station, 327 Dudley Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 3JY was
considered following representations received from Public Health,
Licensing Authority and Other Persons.
The Chair led round-table introductions and
outlined the procedure to be followed. All parties confirmed that
they understood the procedure.
Mrs Anita Chonk, Licensing and Compliance
Officer, provided an outline of the application and confirmed that
the premises was situated within a Cumulative Impact Zone
Thomas Griffiths, Barrister, representing Veronica Nastase
(Applicant), confirmed that the summary provided was
The Chair invited the Applicant to present the
application. Mr Thomas Griffiths, Barrister, representing the
Applicant, did so as per Appendix 1 of the report. He acknowledged
that the premises was located within a CIZ and presented the
following submission in response to the objections that had been
There would be 16 CCTV cameras covering all areas.
Alcohol would be stored in locked cabinets and chillers.
All customers would be vetted before alcohol sales were
A panic button with direct access to the police would be located
under the cash desk.
The Applicant had mediated with the police and they no longer had
concerns with the application.
Two members of staff would be present at all times and more would
be deployed if necessary.
The proposed DPS and PLH intended to move to Wolverhampton.
Staff would be given refresher training on a quarterly basis.
The premises would primarily be used as a convenience store with
the sale of petrol being merely an ancillary activity.
A night hatch would operate between 9-11pm.
Security would be deployed during weekends and busy periods if
There would be no promotion or special discounts for alcohol.
The premises would keep a refusals register.
The Applicant had previous experience in this field and was willing
to mediate with all agencies.
The Applicant intended to employ a further member of staff that
held a personal licence or alternatively would pay for a staff
member to undertake the training.
Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question Mr
Griffiths in relation to his submission.
Griffiths and Ms Nastase, responded to questions asked.
Chair invited the Licensing Authority to make representations. Mrs
Elaine Moreton did so as per Appendix 6. She confirmed however,
that following Mr Griffith’s submission her concerns had been
addressed and she no longer objected to the application.
Chair afforded all parties present the opportunity to question the
Licensing Authority in relation to its submission. No questions
The Chair invited Public Health to make
Parpinder Singh, Senior Public Health
Specialist, and Jamie Annakin, Principal Public Health Specialist,
did so as per Appendix 7 of the report.
The Chair afforded all parties present the
opportunity to question Public Health on its submission. Parpinder
Singh and Jamie Annakin provided responses to questions asked.
The Chair invited Other Persons
to make representation.
Councillor Jas Dehar did so as per Appendix 5
of the report. She ...
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